According to the recent 6th assessment report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), human-induced climate change is already causing extreme weather in every region across the globe, including heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts and tropical cyclones. All countries must develop and implement adaptation solutions to respond to the current and expected adverse impacts of climate change. India, in particular, is highly vulnerable to climate change with its extensive coastal areas and islands, the fragile Himalayan region, and vast population dependent on agriculture. India is already facing increased water scarcity, heat waves, and flooding.
There is significant potential for knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation planning, financing, and implementation. The private sector, including both large companies and innovative startups in India, EU and the United States, has developed promising technologies that can contribute to adaptation and mitigation.
A webinar was organized by the Delegation of the European Union to India, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, with support from the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of Paris Agreement project funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).
The webinar took place on Thursday, 7 July 2022 from 18:30hrs to 20:00hrs.